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Myers, John – Canadian Social Studies, 2005
Even the best teacher education programs are notoriously short and barely adequate for preparing students to teach in today's schools. At the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT) several projects have been undertaken in the use of sources in history classrooms (see Ruth Sandwell's article in this…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Primary Sources, Information Sources, Instructional Materials
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Fielding, John – Canadian Social Studies, 2005
There are two distinct sections to this article. In the first part, the author's relates, in a personal way, his conviction that the teaching of history is about the engagement and development of the "historical imagination". In the second part Fielding presents not only many strategies for teaching history but also his analysis of these…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Student Motivation
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Lemisko, Lynn Speer – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
Philosopher and historian R. G. Collingwood developed and elaborated a theory and approach to reconstructing knowledge about the past that relies on the historical imagination. This paper argues that Collingwood's theory offers teachers sound reasons for using constructivist approaches in their classrooms and that his methodological approach can…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Imagination, Primary Sources, Teaching Methods
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Morris, Ronald V.; Welch, Michael – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
Students who use drama assess their work through using a science fiction essay to help them look for and make connections between times, places, people, and situations. The students then use assessment guidelines to focus their ideas, stimulate their creativity, and demonstrate minimum standards of excellence. Finally, students have access to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Drama, Middle School Students, Class Activities
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Barty, Lisa – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
In this paper, the author considers the correlation between the construct of teacher identity and pedagogical choice, with specific reference to secondary social studies teachers and their use of primary sources in the classroom. After a brief review of the benefits and challenges of using primary sources in the classroom, the author concludes…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Ambiguity (Context), Professional Identity, Correlation
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Burnouf, Laura – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
This paper examines the whole notion of global education by discussing theoretical and practical understandings by major figures in the field. Global education is a recent addition in social studies and there are many different understandings and conceptual which effectively teach the concepts in schools as part of the entire curriculum. A review…
Descriptors: Global Education, Social Studies, World Views, Cultural Awareness
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Darling, Linda Farr – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
This article presents elementary social studies teachers with examples of children's literature that can be used to teach about children's rights as they were declared at the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Five books are summarized for younger audiences, and four are reviewed for older readers. The author also describes a recent…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Elementary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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Gibson, Susan E. – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
The most effective integration of technology for enhancing learning in social studies has been found to engage students in inquiry centered around authentic, complex, real world problems in order to develop higher order thinking and problem solving skills. These technology enhanced learning environments allow for student control over the learning…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Internet, Technology Uses in Education
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von Heyking, Amy – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
Two important developments have occurred in the field of history education that have had important implications for elementary school teachers. First, our understanding of history as a discipline reflects a new understanding about the nature and purpose of history teaching. Second, we have a better understanding of the cognitive capacities of…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Elementary School Students, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Ability
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Werner, Walt – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
Political cartoons are animated through visual analogies that imply a likeness between the event portrayed in the image and the issue on which the cartoonist is making comment. Although many kinds of analogies can be used, meanings arise as the viewer is able to recognize and interpret them. This becomes difficult, though, when a cartoon's analogy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Issues, Politics, Cartoons
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Thompson, Laura A. – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
Beginning in the early 20th century, the role of citizenship as an organizing concept has been significant in the teaching of social studies. The central aim of the social studies was the production of "good citizens," and the main focus of the Alberta social studies curriculum has ultimately become developing "responsible"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Junior High Schools
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Simpson, Kris – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
Educating for peace at the primary level is more critical now than ever before, as our students struggle to choose and emulate the models of peace education that stand before them. Continuously facing a sensationalized picture of war, students must not learn from the media generated models that stand before them in a time of war. Instead,…
Descriptors: Peace, War, Political Science, Conflict Resolution
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Agrey, Loren – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
While assessment has been a part of education for a long time, the current increased emphasis on standardization of curriculum and assessment is unique. The author surveys varying perspectives on assessment, considers the role assessment plays vis-à-vis social studies and then evaluates arguments on both sides of the debate in light of the current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests
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Basiga, Brenda – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
Today, it would be difficult to find a community that has been unaffected by globalization, yet its effects are still unknown to many people. This paper is an attempt to bring the subject to the awareness of educators while particularly focusing on those in the Philippines. It is ironic that globalization on one hand has incited people all over…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Conflict Resolution, Foreign Countries, Global Education
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Kim, Hyojeong – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
The concept of national identity has evolved during the last half century within the Korean social studies curriculum. There have been seven curricular revisions since the first national curriculum was released in 1955. Each time the concept of national identity was changed with the biggest changes to this concept within the last two iterations of…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Social Studies, Self Concept, Nationalism
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